Eric Abele is a theatrical designer who specializes in costume and puppet design for Theatre for Young Audiences.  Currently Eric is the Senior Lecturer in Costume Design at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Theatre, where he also serves as Associate Chair.  His research, with his colleague Lauren Roark, is developing digital rendering pedagogy for costume designers.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts and German at Centre College and completed his Masters of Fine Art in Costume Design at the University of Tennessee.   

Eric Abele is a 200-HR Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and 100-HR Certified Yin Yoga Instructor.  He currently teaches at BFit Lifestyle in Baltimore and online at Free State Yoga.   This summer and fall he is working with the incredible Susanna Barkataki and her team of incredible teachers to complete his 300-HR teaching certification.  Eric uses the tools of yoga to create focus and community within theatre and is working to develop yogic techniques to improve student learning experiences.

Eric is proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.


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